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Oct 21, 2022

Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs

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As sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) increase, OEMs need to focus on R&D excellence, flexible manufacturing, and value-chain integration to improve profitability.

Even in countries where BEV sales are picking up, many automotive executives are concerned about profitability. Some EV OEMs have already begun investigating changes to their go-to-market models that may increase sales and reduce costs quickly. Over the midterm, however, they will need to apply additional measures to be profitable, and our recent research shows that three levers will be particularly important in this respect:

Most OEMs do not have all the required capabilities, such as the ability to develop software for both batteries and e-drive, to move BEV production completely in-house. Consequently, they often need to form strategic partnerships across the ecosystem, including those for BEV design, manufacturing, and component sourcing. These partnerships will also allow them to share the burden of capex spending until they achieve sufficient scale.

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Oct 21, 2022

Elon Musk Believes Tesla Stock Will Be Worth More Than Apple and Saudi Aramco Combined

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Elon Musk made a bold prediction during Tesla’s Q3 2022 earnings call stating that Tesla would grow to become an enormous company by the end of this decade.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk dazzled and entertained listeners during the call, which was full of jokes and ambitious goals. That’s when he made the bold statement that Tesla could surpass both Apple and Saudi Aramco’s market cap in the future.

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Oct 20, 2022

The first prototype of the eight propeller flying car Alef unveiled

Posted by in categories: law, sustainability, transportation

The street-legal eVTOL costs only $300k.

A California-based sustainable electric transportation company unveiled the prototype of a flying car, according to a company release. The Alef “Model A,” the only flying automobile with street-legal driving and vertical takeoff abilities, is presented by Alef Aeronautics, a cutting-edge technology company developing alternative transportation solutions for soaring traffic patterns.

Alef uses innovative technology to elevate the vehicle securely above regular traffic, enabling quicker, simpler travel, and reducing the load of urban congestion.

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Oct 20, 2022

Tesla Confirms Plans to Build Lithium Refinery in Texas

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Tesla Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a lithium refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast in a bid to gain more control over the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries.

Oct 20, 2022

Converting carbon dioxide to solid minerals underground for more stable storage

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A new scientific review article in Nature Reviews Chemistry discusses how carbon dioxide (CO2) converts from a gas to a solid in ultrathin films of water on underground rock surfaces. These solid minerals, known as carbonates, are both stable and common.

“As global temperatures increase, so does the urgency to find ways to store ,” said Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Lab Fellow and co-author Kevin Rosso. “By taking a critical look at our current understanding of carbon mineralization processes, we can find the essential-to-solve gaps for the next decade of work.”

Mineralization underground represents one way to keep CO2 locked away, unable to escape back into the air. But researchers first need to know how it happens before they can predict and control carbonate formation in realistic systems.

Oct 20, 2022

NASA space tech could cut EV charging times to less than 5 minutes

Posted by in categories: climatology, satellites, sustainability

Now, an experimental NASA technology designed to cool equipment in space could drastically reduce electric vehicle (EV) charging times to five minutes or less, a NASA blog post reveals.

Oct 20, 2022

GNTO launches ‘Feel Good’ campaign for sustainable travel

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With a focus on sustainability, Germany, one of the most sought-out European destinations with a diverse offering, has launched its Autumn/Winter campaign, encouraging travellers to visit, explore, and experience its sustainable and diverse culture. From unspoilt landscapes to authentic cuisine, urban attractions to historical locales, Germany is the ultimate European destination to travel sustainably.

The Feel Good campaign encompasses a plethora of guiding tips highlighting the country’s eco initiatives providing conscious travellers with adequate tools and information on reducing their carbon footprint while touring different regions.

According to a press statement, with the German Environment Agency having set the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 pc by 2030, and complete neutrality by 2045, the German National Tourism Board is consistently supporting this goal through various ongoing initiatives with one of them being the Feel Good campaign.

Oct 20, 2022

Hurricane Resistant Homes

Posted by in categories: climatology, engineering, habitats, sustainability

Deltec Homes is changing the way the world builds. For over five decades, we have designed and engineered homes to fight climate change and withstand the harshest of weather conditions. The connections, both inside and out, that our homes provide make it truly the strongest home for people and our planet.

The engineering and innovation behind each Deltec is why they have stood against some of the most detrimental storms in history including direct hits from Hurricanes Dorian, Michael, Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy, Katrina, Hugo, Ivan and Charley.

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Oct 19, 2022

Chernobyl — A Timeline of The Worst Nuclear Accident in History

Posted by in categories: climatology, nuclear energy, sustainability

The new system uses molten salts instead of traditional fuel rods.

The world is rethinking nuclear power plants in the face of climate change.

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Oct 19, 2022

California is powered by 100% renewable energy sources

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